19-04-2019 | 11:31

The companies prevented market entry of vendors of software for automated personnel search


The investigation was carried out upon a statement from an economic entity that developed automated personnel search services. The service customers, including employers, HR agencies, faced problems working with particular job services. Referring to its Terms of Use, the job search resource started blocking accounts of the employers that use their-party services for automated personnel search working with job search services.


FAS found that services’ Terms of Use - hh.ru (“Headhunter” Ltd.), rabota.ru (“RDF-Soft” Ltd.) and superjob.ru (“Superjob” Ltd.) – have provisions prohibiting use of automated personnel search working with such services.


These resources have collective dominance on the market of services for supporting informational on-line interactions between applicants, employers and HR agencies.


The antimonopoly body exposed facts of blocking users of job search services when they use third-party software for automated personnel search.


Such actions of “Headhunter” Ltd., “RDF-Soft” Ltd. and “Superjob” Ltd. associated with forcing customers of job search services to reject services of the companies providing software for automated personnel search, can restrict access of economic entities providing software for automated personnel search to the markets of services for supporting informational on-line interaction between  applicants, employers and HR agencies.



Clause 9 Part 1 Article 10 of the Federal Law “On Protection of Competition” prohibits actions (omissions) of dominant economic entities that lead or can lead to  preventing, restricting, eliminating competition and (or) infringing the interests of other persons (economic entities)  in the field of business operations, or consumers at large, particularly obstructing markets entry / exit of other economic entities.

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